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EU Approves Cyprus – Greece Ferry Link

The European Commission has given the green light for the establishment of a ferry link between Greece and Cyprus, paving the way for the launch of a tender in the coming months.

Greek Minister Sets Mid-July Date for UK Open Travel

Greece may be ready to welcome British travelers by mid-July, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said during an interview on UK television.

Greek Tourism Adjusting as Travel Resumes

The Greek tourism industry is adjusting after Covid-19 and will require fine-tuning in the coming months, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.

Theoharis: Greece Investing Now in the Future of Tourism

Greece is at the top of travelers’ wish lists thanks to its successful management of the Covid-19 crisis and the country’s reputation as a safe destination, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.

Minister to Visit Regional Airports as Greek Tourism Opens

Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis on Wednesday will visit the regional airports of Corfu, Mykonos, Rhodes and Heraklion on Crete.

Greece Welcomes First International Flight to Regional Airport post-Covid-19

The Greek island of Kos on June 29 welcomed its first international flight since Greece went into lockdown due to Covid-19.

Greece May See Cruise Tourism Restart in August

Cruise lines are interested in including Greece in their itineraries this coming August, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has informed the Greek government.

Greek Hotels will Have Isolation Rooms for Covid-19 Cases

The Greek health and tourism ministries are calling for Greece's hotels to keep rooms available for the isolation of guests with confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Tourism Signals a Return to Normalcy for Greece, Says Minister

Greece's tourism reopening signals a return to normalcy following the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Still Struggling to Set Up Covid-19 Hotels

Hotel owners in Greece are not showing interest in the Greek Tourism Ministry’s call for hotels to operate as quarantine spots for tourists who may contract the coronavirus while on holiday.

Kilada Project: €400m Tourism Investment Kicks Off in Greece

Dolphin Capital held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the Kilada project in Greece, a 400-million-euro tourism investment in the Peloponnese.

Tourism Minister Discusses Contracts for Hotel Doctors in Greece

More than 500 doctors have so far signed short-term contracts with seasonal and year-round hotels in Greece, according to the Greek Tourism Ministry.

EY: Estimated Tourism Losses for Greece at €10bn due to Covid-19

Covid-19 is estimated at costing the Greek tourism sector some 10 billion euros in 2020, according to the latest report by Ernst & Young (EY).

Greek Hoteliers Want Health Protocol Clarifications

Greek hoteliers are requesting that the Tourism Ministry clarifies the details involving the mandatory implementation of health protocols, citing the high cost involved.

Greece and Israel Agree to Increase Tourism Cooperation

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and his Israeli counterpart, Asaf Zamir, have agreed to continue bilateral negotiations to strengthen tourism ties between Greece and Israel.

Caldera Yachting Wins Gold and Silver Honors at Tourism Awards 2020

Caldera Yachting won two honors at the Tourism Awards 2020, which recognized the sector's best practices and most innovative initiatives launched by Greece’s enterprises.

Greece Opens its Skies for Flights to Athens and Thessaloniki

Greece on Monday, June 15, officially reopened to international travel and is now welcoming visitors, following three months of Covid-19 restrictions.

Athens Airport Gives Travelers a Warm Welcome – Video

As Greece officially opened to travel on Monday, June 15, Athens International Airport (AIA) gave travelers a very warm welcome.

Greece Allocates €30m to Offer ‘Tourism for All’ Greeks

Greece's "Tourism for All" social tourism program will give 250,000 Greeks the chance to take subsidized holidays in the country throughout the year.

Santorini Looks Towards a Future Without Plastic

Santorini, one of Greece's and the world's most popular island destinations, is taking action to reduce its plastic footprint resulting from tourism activity.